It is absurd that one of Britain's Houses of Parliament continues to consist of political appointments. It is time to ditch a feudal past and have a UK democracy worthy of the name, says a leading campaign group
An innovative popular campaign for radical democratic reform in Britain has reached a landmark 50,000 votes in an online poll to produce a core agenda for change ahead of the forthcoming General Election.
The vote for the Power 2010 Pledge is still too close to call. There are only 12 days left - but the competition is fierce. Only the top five ideas will make it into the Pledge, and the race is far from secured - any of the 29 ideas to 'change politics for good' and challenge candidates of all parties could still make it to the top.
Democracy campaigners have reacted angrily to news that the British government plans to bury proposals to reform the House of Commons by putting them to a special vote which means they will almost certainly be rejected.
Eleven church denominations and agencies have launched a set of online resources designed to help Christians prepare for the forthcoming UK General Election - which many pundits now believe will be called in May.
Weekend voting, 'none of the above' on ballot papers and the public setting MPs' wages are some of 29 ideas to mend Britain's broken politics, that churches and faith groups are being urged to vote on in the coming weeks.